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. >> we're waiting on florida right now florida is still too close to call. this of course is one of the t hotly contested states. florida too close to call. the polls are closed in florida. onto illinois where obama has taken illinois. as you can see there illinois is going to the president. maine also going to the president tonight. nbc news projecting president obama is the winner of maine. onto maryland where we are also seeing president obama take maryland. and that of course ten electoral votes. >> interesting. the state of massachusetts governor romney's home of course as governor at least being called for barack obama. also home to a very high profile senate race between senator scott brown and elizabeth warren of harvard. the woman who set up consumer protection bureau. mississippi is called for mitt romney. six electoral votes there and the state of missouri too early to call. >> new hampshire, we have been waiting on another hotly contested state. too close to call in new hampshire so far. this is four electoral votes and one of the hotly contested states new hampshir
legion and get to 270 electoral votes? give mitt romney florida, virginia, north carolina, colorado. his shortest path is to win those states. he would win a majority of the nine swing states and that gets him to 275, 263 for barack obama. he also needs for that scenario to win the state of ohio. tyler mentioned the cleveland airport today. what -- now, let's go back to this map again, put the swing states again in yellow and say, what is barack obama's shortest path? he just needs to win three of the nine swing states, those three, wisconsin, paul ryan's home state, ohio, the state we have just been talking about and also nevada, big harry reid's home state, the senate leader, big union vote, big hispanic vote there. if he gets those three things, barack obama gets to 271 electoral votes and wins, tyler. >> but not any three of those nine states? >> specifically those three. >> specifically those three. say it again, ohio, nevada -- >> ohio, wisconsin, nevada. if barack obama gets those three, can win every other swing state -- >> do the polls tell us that he is ahead in those three? >>
need the company to come out and tell us their side of the story. rick in florida, please. rick? >> caller: hey, jim how are you? a big boo-yah from miami. >> the w. love it. >> caller: my company, there is logic. they reported their earnings yesterday. they are doing good. what do you think? >> this is one where as i mentioned the over day, the time to buy logic is when everybody hates it. this is just typically a situation of a stock that has run too much in anticipation of pretty decent earnings and they got decent earnings and that's not enough. let's go to michael in florida. >> caller: boo boo boo-yah! love love love the show. >> thank you. >> caller: all right. my question. insiders are holding over 55%. they beat the analyst estimate seven to eight quarters since the ipo. obviously it's overbought. do you think there will be a pull back? >> i'm up close and personal. my sister called me today and told me to buy. he said why don't you own any shares in generac. i think you're right. it's overbought. there is a new change in this country and the change is that we expect a
about florida with 29 electoral votes, and north carolina with 15. you add those together to the base states that mitt romney has. that only makes 235 electoral votes. president obama with 303. that doesn't mean mitt romney cannot win. he's very close in some other states. in colorado, for example, in new hampshire, he -- but he's going to have to make up a lot of ground in a lot of places to get there and the last swing state polls we showed showed six. point lead in ohio. two-point lead for the president in florida. one-point lead in virginia. big hill for mitt romney to claim clitomorrow night. >>> let's go to the finance.yahoo.com poll. the aftermath from sandy. do you think the pace of the recovery will help or hurt either candidate? go to vote at finance.yahoo.com. josh, do you think at this point the voters especially in our north carolina of the woods will use this storm as an issue as they cast their ballots or not? >> it is certainly going to be a matter of consequence but the real important question here is turnout. how many voters are actually going to come out. what we've
of florida, jeb bush, he'll be our special guest coming up at 8:00 a.m. all that plus as we mentioned the new adp employment report. mark zandi will deliver the report to us first on cnbc. let's get over to andrew with more of today's top stories. >> joe, i think actually we're going to go and talk to mary thompson. as new jersey begins to recover, gas lines are growing. mary thompson is on the new jersey turnpike this morning. mary, good to see you. but there's been a lot of lines and a lot of people talking about this. >> reporter: yeah, very frustrating situation. take a look behind me, you can see the line at the vince lombardi station. and what you can't see is that it stretches down just about a half a mile to the entrance to this rest stop. our cameraman waited in line to get gasoline, he said it took him about 25 minutes. and brian sullivan drove past it yesterday and said the line was at least 200 cars deep. similar scenes like there are being played out all over new jersey as well as long island. residents driving across state lines to find gas, others expressing increasing frustrat
the opportunity for a boost since the government rebuilt southern florida after hurricane andrew in 1992. a reconstruction so huge, it moved the country's entire gdp needle just when we needed it, after right a nasty recession. and now that we've assessed the damage, or we're trying to at least, i'll have to tell you one thing. i think this looks like a possible replay of that hugely bullish. right after a nastier recession. you couldn't tell that today to. ford with terrific numbers because they're connecting with the building materials industry. those stocks performed best today with the ones that took matters into their own hands. we spoke to queen harbors after it bought safety queen. to diversify away from the oil and gas business. queen harbors may have been up huge anyway, simply because, well, it's queens harbors. precisely what sandy ordered. buyers love the acquisition. $8.91. 18% gain for the good guys. tonight we're going to speak with two other companies that want to make you money. just in the last couple days. we'll hear from eaton. it will soon close on its acquisition of
and it will develop across the south. of course, florida is the big deal here. you can see with our developing storm off the carolina coast we're expecting showers. and thunderstorms over florida. plus we may even see a little bit more rain than what we have here across southern virginia, north carolina, especially later on in the day. this is going to make a fast transition up the east coast, as we get in towards wednesday. temperatures won't be incredibly cold in the south. as a matter of fact, 50s, 60s, 70s, whether you're in the rain or not will be even slate. here's the timing on wednesday, getting into more of the storm because really tuesday's issues are going to be virginia and florida in terms of how the weather's going to impact. but florida, of course, will be out of that on wednesday. but virginia, you'll be in this. parts of new jersey. notice here, we will bring all this rain, all the way up into new england as well. and this will be heavy wind-swept rain. those areas trying to get power back on may have to deal with rain. one of the new things we're looking at here with these models i
many of the pessimists out there. why don't we start with neil in florida. neil. >> reporter: boo ya, jim. it's neil in florida. facebook dropped. what should i do? hold or drop zynga? >> have a little january effect. everybody selling that thing nine ways to sunday. bad news. maybe they'll finish accepting by the end of december. and then you sell in the first week of january when it should lift. let's go to ramon in california. ramon >> caller: hey, jim, boo ya, baby, calling you from riverside county but born and raised in the san fernando valley. i'm a frequent watcher, jim. thank you for all that you do. >> thank you for that. that is a -- go ahead >> caller: my question is with the recent news of a possible takeover on walter energy, what is your stance, sir, on the possible buy on the stock. >> i cannot recommend anyone buying stock on a takeover basis when i think the fundamentals are not going the right way. the fundamentals are not going the right way. let's go back to florida. bart in florida. bart. >> caller: yes, jim, i really enjoy your program. i see where the earnings
later in the program. >> ohio, colorado, florida, those are the three, i think. >> i bet a lot of global investors are googling the u.s. state map this morning. >>> there is a plan known as the fiscal cliff and automatically triggered $600 billion of tax hikes and spending cuts which would send the u.s. into a recession. >> in this animation, eamon javers has explained the fiscal cliff and gives a couple scenarios for avoiding it. >> the u.s. is barreling towards the fiscal cliff, that's when come on on 2013, mandatory budget cuts and tax increases kick into reduce the deficit by $560 billion. the map drawn by congress leads to automatic cuts next year of $27 billion each in defense and nondefense spending and another $12 billion in cuts to medicare. but here's what lowers the deficit most. higher taxes. all the bush tax cuts go away and a 2% payroll tax comes back. all this coming at once would put the economy in a recession. congress and the president could still take an off-ramp and avoid the cliff, but that would mean tough compromises to raise taxes or lower spending. the other alte
margins in florida, virginia, colorado and ohio. >> governor romney has been having a tough time here in ohio because everybody knows he was against saving the auto industry. you don't scare people just to scare up some votes. >> i can't wait for us to get started. he's hoping we'll settle. americans don't settle. we build, we aspire, we dream, we listen to that voice that says we can do better. >> john harwood will join us with more. and then we'll focus on pot ticks with jack welch. romney campaign adviser senator rob portman and roger altman. so obviously a full lineup to get through all of this. andrew and joe, back over to you. >> let's check on the markets this morning. futures are indicated lower. as i've been pointing out for a while, there is a labor day indicator that jim stack and others have pointed to. and 25 out of 28 times, if the dow jones industrial average was below where it was the friday before labor day, the incumbent loses. and that number 13, 091 and the dow closed at 13,093. so two points above. >> do you think it was sandy? >> i don't know what it was. turned
projected off to the northeast of minneapolis. we'll take you a little bit further south, of course florida one of our swing states. and getting messier by the minute across sections of north florida and you can clearly see that that rainfall will make impacts for many of you across sections of the southeast including georgia and into the carolinas. some showery weather also for those of you in the northwest. in terms of tracking the storm system, the nor'easter that we've been talking about, this has clearly been on everyone's mind and we know how important it is to folks who want to get the latest details. once that storm system which is bringing the rain that we just showed you across the southeast begins to lift upward, we are anticipating those impacts to begin wednesday into thursday. and then thursday into thursday night, we will see some wet and wintry weather continuing, but the latest model runs are trending the system a little bit further offshore. back to you. >> thanks, danielle. it is now a sprint to the white house this morning. investors are waiting for a level of uncertaint
. obama's going to visit colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and an almost identical tour for romney excepts he swaps florida in favor of, get this, pennsylvania. very interesting. now you're going to be looking, there it is, live pictures of westchester, ohio, where a mitt romney rally is under way. tens of thousands there, and lines to come into the rally stretch out for six blocks. this is interesting. does team romney see an opening there? let's talk here now is democratic strategist robert shrum, columnist for "the daily beast" and ed rogers, republican strategist and former bush 41 deputy assistant. gentlemen, welcome back. >> good to be here. >> i want to begin with this thought. not the jobs thing. the jobs thing is too inconclusive. what is so interesting is the aftermath, the immediate aftermath of the hurricane has turned out to be far worse, difficult. people die. gasoline lines. 1970 style stuff. somebody has to bear the blame for that even though it may be unfair. people are in an ugly mood about the aftermath of this storm, bob
developments planned or under construction for condos in south florida. >> even with all that overhang and in 2007 there were 35,000 unsold developer units in the downtown area alone. >> so markets can work. >> that's the great thing. >> the free market worked very well. >> let me ask you one more thing. tell me about pricing. i want both of you to tell me about pricing because some of the numbers are interesting and prices are up and in some of these report, 8%, 12% from a year ago, but still, a continue% move is a 10% move. are you seeing that in south florida? >> in south florida, condos went up 28% from a year ago and we're seeing that in washington, d.c., and the markets are strong and it's another market we're operating in and what we're having difficulty with is las vegas and the major market for the company and las vegas is having a lot of difficulty. >> you're national and international, what's the hottest place right now? >> i think new york, as always, miami, very hot. >> i agree with don. miami is so hot and buildings like the one he built is amazing. >> are these people co
in florida. >> caller: yes, thank you for taking my call, mr. cramer. >> sure enough, what's up with you? >> caller: i own alexium pharmaceuticals? >> people are selling that because they don't know what the tax scheme will be. i care that it's a terrific stock. wait till the end of the year and pick some up. matt in indiana. >> caller: boo-yah, cramer from the tennessee valley. >> we get calls from everywhere. yes. >> caller: i want to say hi to my 6-month-old little boy who loves your show. >> and? >> caller: and i want to ask you about qpe. >> last friday, if you recall, we had robert bemnochet. it's an opportunity. aig is cheap. it's got sandy. i already told but sandy. i like the stock. joe in michigan. >> caller: hey, jim. big boo-yah from michigan. drn, trinity industries. should i stay on or get off? >> have you own an actual rail. i don't know if karl ichan is coming after these. that is the conclusion of the lightning round! >>> let's go right to it. >> caller: jay from beautiful bainbridge island, washington. >> i wish i was there. >> caller: it's rainy. >> john in florida. >>
. malcolm in florida. malcocol malcolm? >> caller: jim, thank you for that heads on amgen and starbucks last week. those were great calls. >> thank you. i like them both. starbucks, this tivana is going to be so huge for them. people keep misjudging howard shultz. one day they'll say that shultz was okay. what's up? >> caller: well, jim, i'm going a retired guy with 50% of the portfolio invested in high yield municipal bond etfs. my question to you is, in this environment, with the economic environment, with the possibility of a compromise regarding the fiscal cliff, vis-a-vis the increase revenues and cuts in spending, what is your analysis and your opinion on the tax free municipal bonds at this juncture? >> you have to buy them. the individual is going to go right back them and move them up. i think that's a great place to be. don't touch them. i want you to buy them. brilliant idea. now we go to paul in louisiana. paul? >> caller: hey, jim. thanks for taking my call. >> no problem. >> caller: i've been just getting in and sticking with a stock itw. i've been following it for a couple mon
. elizabeth in florida? >> caller: hey, cramer. i own iaci. >> sure, i know it. >> you know one of major holdings is match.com. in october the stock took a huge hit as a result of a patent infringement lawsuit. okay, this is of caveat. it's a possibility of future lawsuts. however, the fundamentals remain intact. is it a match made in heaven or a bad date? >> it's a good date. it's profitable. i thought it was terrific. i am a buyer of interactive corp. as we wait for washington to rise above, remember to keep your eye on the main prize -- the chance it's apple, it's amazon, it's google. for me, apple, it's still the real standout. "mad money" will be right back. >>> coming up -- power up? >> the devastation left in the wake of sandy is a stark reminder of just how vulnerable our critical infrastructure is. as this crucial backbone is rethought and rebuilt, cramer looks at one stock that seems to be in a powerful position. could it recharge your portfolio? and later -- >> house of pleasure. >> pending home sales rose to a five-year high today. which stock should you move into, as the fou
and maybe florida depends on the poll. i urge everyone to go out and vote in new jersey. very difficult. largest polling place in our town closed. no power. people have to recognize that the adversity of a lot of people trying to vote today shows you that democracy is trying to be at work. not as easy as you thought. >> i have always said voting is messy. we do it better than just about anybody else. >> north korea has the 99%. everybody seems to turn out. >> regardless of whether the lights or off or not. >> another call today from deutsche bank saying that there's a rally if obama wins and a rally if romney wins going into year end. depends if you look at 1450 or 1500. >> some have said there's a bond market rally for one and stock market rally for other. bond market for obama. easy money so to speak continuing. one of the key questions people come back to is it possible if romney wins and replace him prior to that in some fashion. what we can expect. we'll sit here tomorrow and know who the president is. you talk about uncertainty. that would be a blow if we sit here tomorrow and don
the fiscal cliff. we have two guest hosts, george p. bush, son of former florida governor jeb bush, founding partner of st. augustine partners and jared bernstein, former chief economist to vice president biden, also a cnbc contributor and welcome to both of you. great to have you both here today. >> thank you. >> good to be here. >> we've been talking seriously about trying to tackle the fiscal cliff, it's a looming problem. you've seen the market's activity over the last week or so, and first of all i have to ask each of you, do you think we'll go over the fiscal cliff? george we haven't gotten to talk to you for a while. >> i have a bullish sentiment, i look at the rhetoric from speaker boehner late last week and the president's remarks indicate there's wiggle room in terms of a trade that can be made between meaningful entitlement reform and revenue generation. the crux of the issue will lie in terms of where the revenue will be generated, whether it will be in tax increases but this is the first part of the negotiati negotiation, as in any business deal there is posturing but i feel a d
slightly. we're seeing close races in virginia, florida, and of course wisconsin where the president is going to be today when he resumes campaigning. so it's close, but the president certainly has a slight edge in these important swing states that both candidates need to win to get to 270. >> how hard has the last few days been for romney with the president inspecting storm damage, how tough is his job? >> its eye certainly a challenge. you have somebody in the president who is the commander in chief. if you're mitt romney, you want to be a part of the conversation somehow. he spent tuesday participating in storm relief efforts, taking time away from the campaign trail, but it's certainly difficult to stay in the conversation the way he wants to. with obama back on the campaign trail, romney in virginia, but certainly the last three days, it's been a challenge for romney to stay in the conversation with obama and to show that he can be just as much of a commander in chief than the president. >> how do you think the jobs number on friday plays in to the poll on tuesday? >>per late in
to "squawk box" this morning, the race in the battleground state of florida lived up to its billing. that presidential contest is still too close to call. but mary thompson is there. and maybe she's not going to call it for us, but can give us more information on where we are. mary? >> reporter: no, i'm not going to call it, andrew. might not be until this afternoon or possibly 9 to 12 days from now before we know the outcome of the florida vote here. the vote count was called off late last night. miami-dade, which is one of the most populous counties here in florida said it would continue the vote count today. hanging in the balance, 29 electoral votes. but, again, at this point may make little difference. this is where we stand as far as the vote count goes with president obama showing a slight lead over governor romney according to the florida division of elections. now, even if the final results are submitted today, if there is a margin of victory of less than .5%, here in florida, that triggers an automatic vote recount. that has to be completed either after nine days after the
owned florida. so it's all a done deal. don't believe me? did you watch cnbc's coverage last night? republly can after republican came on right after ohio got called for the president. these people were just plain, out right sellers today. they bought in anticipation of winning. they sell what romney lost. most of my investors will say oh, yeah, hey, sure. let that run its course. i'm not going to sell my gap stores for target, right or wrong? however, i would rebut that we suddenly have a new word. the head of the european central bank picked up today, of all days, to say that things have worsened dramatically in europe including germany. that means there's a new sense of urgency to fix the europeanness and we're learning to be wary of the way europeans are going about their "bailouts." here's what the client would say. wait a second. we've been through this before. why do i have to take any action? come on, that's a fool's errand. you're just trying to churn me. i, with my broker hat on again would say, okay, sure, this, too, shall pass, i guess. but now let's talk about the fisc
of florida network. my question is from eog resources. we heard that insiders bought 4800 shares back into the stock is that alone enough for me to put it on my buy list? >> no. but it was an incredible quarter and a great vision for what's to come. i think that company is probably the fastest growing oil company in the world. it's got one of the best managements and i suggest that it is bought not just in the mid teens. i want you to have a full position. fiscal cliff needs a solution. i'm trying to offer one. "mad money" will be right back. [ applause ] >> coming up, testing positive? the market's taken a turn for the worse but cramer is researching ways to keep you in the green. tonight he's conducting some tests. find out if it could give your portfolio a shot in the arm. >> and later, american service? when ever you think of controversial ceo, his turn around of the too big to fail aig seems indisputable. cramer sits down with him to hear about challenges and victories. how he has brought his military experience to the boardroom and what is next for the insurance giant. >> plus t
is coming back very strongly yesterday. chad in florida, please. >> caller: hey, jim, a boo-yah from orlando. >> man, i wish i were in orlando. i wish it was warm. what's up? >> caller: i have a question on north start realty finance. it looks lie this got up graded today. could it be a way to play a comeback? >> we look at this one, this is a very, very good company. they're a real estate debt company. here's what i want to do. i want it on the shelf. that's how we'll make our best adjustment. you're invited to come on "mad money." whether you're house hunting on profit-hunting. i think realogy is the best, but pricey. still too high. let it come in, but don't hesitate to pull the trigger. it's best in show. don't move. lightning round is up next. >>> it's a brutal full-contact sport. >>> it is time. it's time for the liningening round. buy buy buy or sell sell sell. hey, staffsers prepared the graphics on the fly. then the lightning round is over. i want to start with brian in ohio. brian? >> caller: hey, jim, out of cleveland here, i have a question for you on mark west here. i bought it
latino areas that did not get polled including florida and just saying one party figured it out. the other party didn't. >> if you look at individual stocks and sectors, yesterday you got at the point where you go by sector and not risk on, risk off broader mark. we see that here. financials are seeing softness in pre-market. coal stocks seeing softness. there is a notion that now there will be more reimbursement for patients who previously couldn't pay for their care and so that will be a huge tail wind for these stocks which goes to buy from neutral this morning. >> a couple guys piled on hca. i do feel that you're supposed to sell the medical devices because there's a tax on them. things are playing out the way we would expect. i do think that the market is not understanding the power of what bernanke is doing in housing because you would get the firing of bernanke very quickly, okay, and you're not going to get that now. he's obviously contributed. the rates are down any way. i just think that if you bought bank of america because you thought romney was going to win and that
, in these kind of situations, and we've seen it a lot in florida. we've seen it a lot in texas. two products the red cross always comes to us for is bleach because it can disinfect water quickly and clean it up. the second is trash bags. >> so the jobs report, what about that, donald? better than expected. how do you see the jobs story today? >> well, certainly getting better. as i said, ting parallels for us the category trends we're seeing. the jobs continue to build a bit. we're seeing the categories in the united states don't recover. obviously, with 70% of the economy driven by consumer spending, as people feel more competent about getting a job or keeping their own job, we think obviously that will drive consumer confidence up. we certainly saw consumer confidence this week better than we've seen it in the last 4 1/2 years. i think the big concern we all have is the fiscal cliff and the impact that could have on demand. >> has it held you back? so many ceos come on the program and say, look, we're not going to make any decisions in terms of adding new heads to the payroll. we're not go
to just $1,000. along the eastern seaboard that's a lot of fema. fema will take an 8% hit. in florida, a lot of social security spending. up here you have the risk management association -- sorry, agency, from department of agriculture. crop subsidy and drought relief comes through here. education, public assistance. the whole spectrum, pretty much, are subject to 8% cuts. let's take a look by state when we look at the total count here. this is from the pew research center. we find maryland, virginia, d.c., 20%. that's evenly split between the green, nondefense, and the blue, which is defense spending. hawaii, 16%. almost all of it is defense spending. places like kentucky and alabama. a lot of this is defense spending. a lot of these, by the way, are red states and they'll get hit. incentive for them to come to the table. one more way to look at this is federal jobs. this is by state. a red state, texas, a lot of federal jobs. a blue state, california, a lot of federal jobs. california is a state with high unemployment rate, over 10%. you can see there, virginia as well. texas with a
a -- >> sorry to interrupt you. that's our first opportunity to see mr. martoma who has been living in florida of course as we know as he enters the court. continue, judge. >> the government will put together matching phone calls to particular trades and also look at speed of which trades take place and when they take place that will be part of the circumstantial evidence that will be used to ask the jury to infer that the defendant, mr. martoma, and others were acting with criminal intent. >> we had you on to talk about the gupta trial and now this one. we'll come back time and time again. is the hurdle for either side significantly higher or lower than in the case like gupta? >> in this case, in mr. mart yo appear there are any recordings. it will be a different play. >> just finally, judge, what is now the landscape of federal investigations into the financial services industry? what does this case tell us about where we are now? >> well, it underscores how broad the investigation is and some indication of how broad the problem might be. it's a whole different sphere, if you will, it's no l
swamped. >> you remember hurricane andrew which flattened homestead down in florida. there were parts of new jersey and long island that look like that. >> not nearly the size -- houses down there were $150,000 a piece. the homes that were destroyed up here were millions of dollars a piece. >> that's what i'm saying. it's much more money. >> the other difference is in new york there's not a lot of moral hazard that you worry about in the sense of people weren't building homes in the wrong places. >> a terrific comment. there had not been a storm there in decades and decades and decades. it's another thing in florida on the coast. there were counties i found along north carolina that have fema money on top of fema money from the prior storm on top of fema money. that's not the case in new york. >> three storms hit new york in 1954. all of them twice as big as the one that just hit three in one year. >> i don't want to give you a nodule but people are making a leap with global warming thing. it may be true. i don't think there's evidence of it. >> i tell you, it's our living in sin that
-47. look at the state of florida. one that mitt romney is counting on as a lynchpin of the base. 29 electoral votes. president obama up among likely voters 49-47. in ohio, the state most look at as the potential tipping point. president obama has a six-point lead. he's gone hard on the auto bailout and hitting mitt romney. that's a point of contention. because ohio has been such a tough nut for the romney campaign to crack, that's a reason they are making a late play into pennsylvania. it depends on turnout organization, especially the composition of the electorate. what portion of white voters versus hispanics. definitely a lower level of intensity and young people. barack obama dominates among young people. mitt romney among seniors who are more motivated to vote. how much will that carry the day? we'll find out tomorrow. >> if you're looking for an early tell tomorrow, if you could only look at one state early on, virginia. if it's decisive either way does that suggest the rest of the night collapses in that direction? >> almost in any of the battleground states other than ohio w
couldn't resupply fast enough. >> john, i'm told that did not pass in south florida. it was proposed but didn't pass and the total cost per gas station is $8,000 to $10,000 for the prewiring and the generator. seems like they would have made that over the last couple of weekends, if they had had it. anyway, to not worry about losing the power when you don't have it is the only thing i can -- like this last storm it's like hey, neighborhood doesn't have power anyway. you can't do anything to us at this point. john hofmeister, appreciate it. thanks. >>> coming up, policy decisions from the bank of england and the european central bank, two important announcements from europe that are still ahead this morning. bob, these projections... they're... optimistic. productivity up, costs down, time to market reduced... those are good things. upstairs, they will see fantasy. not fantasy... logistics. ups came in, analyzed our supply chain, inventory systems... ups? ups. not fantasy? who would have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile product
-- in the saks call they talked about another zip code store in florida where there's a whole floor of shoes. what we could do is we would take a winter break together and visit that zip code opposed to the zip code of -- >> if we're going down there, i might do it. i might do it. warmer weather you can show off your legs so that's nice too. >> okay. maybe we go to tampa bay. see what they have. >> i hear all of the action is in tampa. >> south beach. if you're going to do it, do it. >> you should do it up. >> the journal takes a crack at icahn versus hastings today as we keep an eye on take two where the action is getting hotter for carl. >> a blog post yesterday that they hired some time ago. listen, carl, i can tell you what i know. carl's calling people trying to get meetings with potential buyers for netflix. i spoke to people that will probably meet with carl. they have very little if no interest in actually buying it but everyone will go see carl because it's nothing if not entertaining. maybe you have a couple martinis, you relax, you talk, you get to heardom on things. we'll see wha
read over the weekend, if romney doesn't win florida, it's almost impossible he can win the presidency almost by adding in any other combination of states. but there's likely to be gridlock in congress on again for another at least two years, possibly four years. if that's the case, either romney or obama will find their ability quite circumscribed. but there are key areas where either administration would follow fairly similar policies and they are related to expiration for oil and gas and production of oil and gas. it's forgotten now that a couple of months before the gulf of mexico disaster, the bp disaster in 2010, obama had opened up substantial areas off the atlantic coast of the u.s. more region ofs of the gulf of mexico and i think the west coast, as well, to exploration efforts. in other words, the obama administration was of the gulf and i think the west coast, as well, to exploration efforts. in other words, the obama administration was committed to increases production to help towards the long term goal of redur reducing energy import independence. that's a sentiment that r
whether on the gulf coast, florida and unfortunately in the metropolitan area in new york. the supply siders are doing everything they know how to do. so you broaden utility crews from across the country, trying to get electricity restored, the oil companies are doing everything they can do within the limits of safety, and regulation to get supply out to the public. we also have to do something different on the demand management side. what's happening is that the demand side is descending into chaos and you see it in the gas lines. this could get to gunfire if it continues in the way it's going now. my recommendation is for the governors of new jersey, new york and connecticut, come together, go to an odd/even rationing plan, cut the demand in half every day by going to odd/even rationing. >> based on your driver's license or based on the -- >> based on the license plate. >> like we did back in the '70s. >> exactly. so you've cut the demand in half by definition of what numbers on your car license plate. take care of the service providers, taxi cabs, i will mow drivers, other service
state can't pull gdp up after pushing it down. what we saw in 1992 in florida with andrew was that it did pull up the gdp. the rebuild did. this is a similar rebuild although there will be tremendous tension. those of house have property down there who submitted our bills to the insurance companies, how much of it was water damage? well, a lot of it. nice to know you. it's good. i hope you don't have mold down there. >> if it got flooded, you should hope a tree fell on top. >> the insurance companies are telling you to read fine print. fine print is very bad. >> when we come back, taking a bite out of apple in bear territory after a slight gain on friday and stock up in premarket. is it finally the time to buy? you might remember david shulman now with ucla forecast. he says why you should brace. nice rallies given that dow in the past four of six weeks have been down more than 200 points. more "squawk on the street" is back in a minute. >> take a look where we are set to open here up 112 points on the dow jones industrial average. a little bit of optimism this morning as
back from florida. great work this week. >>> shares of apple sliding over 20% since the all-time high back on september 21st. question is, do we go down more from here? later on, the changing of the guard. over in china. we'll take a closer look at the challenges and new leadership will face and means for the rest of the world. don't go away. it's about who lives in the yellow house, the green, and the apartment house, too. today we not only honor the oval office, but we honor the cubicle, and the home office as well. because today it's about all of us. and no matter who you are, you're the commander-in-chief of your own life. ♪ you're the commander-in-chief of your own life. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> welcome back. let's take a check on shares of apple. this hap
, the density of the area affected never happened before. when the storms hit florida, frankly they do hit areas and they hit them hard. so many people that live in the area, you have not had this. so it's really hard to know, carl, the 439 plus 78,000, doesn't seem like that much. i have seen estimates that claims could go up as high as 500,000 or higher. so that's something to look out for. how much drop you would expect and why we see it in philly and not in empire state, which arguably should have been more impacted than philly fed, of course you are, philly is down in that southern new jersey area that was hit by a lot of rain, that's possible. i honestly have to answer your question, carl, by saying i did not know what to expect, except that beyond noisy, i expected it to be negative. >> also double dose of big box retail earnings this morning, walmart and target both beating estimates on the top line, but walmart did -- patrick mckeeve, that neutral looks awfully pressure right now. what is your response to how they did? >> the sales were disappointing, they comped up 1.5%, walmart u.s. a
in the high fives and low sixes, so whether you're looking at the national association of home floridas index yesterday, marching up to the best levels since may of '06 or starts and permits, i would have to say that i can't tell you if every region is going to have hot housing market as some of the stories i was reading about in miami, but there seems little doubt at least at this point before everybody starts tackling deductions like home mortgage interest, that it's trying to get a bite and trying to grab. rates kicked up maybe a basis point. dollar index under duress and doing better again, the dollar that is on the yen and that has been one of the big trades last several weeks. back to you. >> rick, thank you. steve liesman is standing by in new york and steve the big thing coming up today has to be when bernanke is going to be speaking. we talked earlier about that. what really do you expect to hear today? >> not unrelated to the report we just got, becky, i think that's a good question because i think bernanke is going to be relatively pleased with what's happened to mortgages. i think
was arrested by the fbi at his florida home this morning. he allegedly got inside information about an alzheimer's drug on trial in 2006 and 2007 being conducted jointly and he passed on that information to said hedge fund resulting in the ill gotten gains and in the process committed securities fraud among other accusations. we'll bring you more details as we have in this news just out this morning and there's a press conference later today at about 12:30. we'll bring you details. >> all right. already a busy month. thank you for that. we'll see you later on today. >>> big box retailer best buy reporting weaker than expected numbers just days before the unexpected start to the holiday season. for how much longer will it cut into profits? you won't want to miss what meg whitman has to say about that quarter and the autonomy write off at 10:40 eastern time. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with the new gl
into florida or maybe even new york was starting to move crude oil up to the refineries on the east coast. >> now, you were part of the rescue effort with sandy in terms of bringing some fuel into the region. >> no, we actually are in the emergency response business. we have a group that prepares and trains people for emergencies, supervises debris removal, assists state and local governments with recovering money from fema. >> i didn't realize that. and how then do you judge -- we're looking at this article this morning in terms of what was going on long island power, for example. what kind of grade to you give the utilities in this situation? >> hard for me to grade them, i think the public and their constituency is not giving them a good grade at the moment. >> did you train these people? >> we did not train those people. >> if you could -- if we could redo sandy, let's hope we don't ever have to do redo sandy. what were the things that should've happened in advance of the storm knowing it was coming. >> i think when you have storms of this nature, the key is not preparing the day befo
. >> alabama and auburn and all those. >> florida. >> the pac-10 or the big ten? i don't know what i'm talking about. who is the competitor to the sec? >> there is no -- there hasn't been a competitor. >> what's the one that rut gger just join some had. >> the big ten. >> on so trying toitor competitor. >> and there are good teams out west. pac-10. oregon is good and ucla and usc. >> by the way, i have to apologize, i don't know if june is watching. she sat by us at the game. she gave me gloves, i'm really sorry, i walked out with them. i gave them to ray who said that he sees you all the time. >> ray rice? >> no, a different ray. i hope that he actually does see her because i gave him the gloves. but tweet me and i'll pay for the gloves. sorry. i feel so bad, i pronled i'd give the gloves back and i walked out with them. >> i guess we should move on. >> probably. >> earlier this week we told you about james gorman's memo to employees, encouraged them to make calls and letters to washington demanding a balanced compromise on the fiscal cliff. today's politico's morning money reports the bank's
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